Monday, September 28, 2009

Going to see Diana!

I will be attending Diana Gabaldon's book-signing in Columbia, MD, on Tuesday. This will be my first chance to meet Diana in person (though we've known each other online for several years) and I am very much looking forward to it!

I just finished packing a small travel bag with books for the signing. Let's see:
  • two copies of ECHO (one for me, one for my sister)
  • The OUTLANDISH COMPANION
  • All three Lord John books (BOTB and HAND OF DEVILS in hardcover, PRIVATE MATTER in the new trade-paperback edition that came out last year, with the matching blue cover)
  • The brand-new PHOENIX NOIR anthology, which includes Diana's story "Dirty Scottsdale"
I suppose I should be glad I already have signed copies of the other OUTLANDER books (ordered from the Poisoned Pen several years ago), so I don't have to bring those along as well. <g>

I'll post again in a few days with my impressions of the event.

2 comments:

Cyndi said...

Got my book signed on Saturday in Beavercreek (Dayton), Ohio. I couldn't think of anything to say when I got to the table, so I just said "thank you." After I got home there were a hundred things I thought of I could have said. Ah well.

It was fascinating hearing her speak - even though I've already heard or read most of it. The real treat was that we had a Scottish gentleman in our midst who was wearing a kilt. Diana embarassed him thoroughly. (I'm sure she'll tell the same story in Maryland.)

Have a great time!

Anonymous said...

Karen, hope you had a wonderful visit with Diana!

I just received my copy today from the Poisened Pen! This is the first edition autographed-by-the author book I have ever had. LOL, I also purchased a copy at Walmart yesterday so I can read that one and get it messy (they always are when I read) and still have my beautiful book in mint condition.

le meas, Diana and Karen
Shamrock